Engineering alumni share their advice and their experiences of what it's like being a female engineer in industry.
This video features four female students each talking individually to camera in a classroom setting. Upbeat music plays throughout.
Duration: 1 minute 52 seconds
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[Screen title] What advice would you give to girls thinking about engineering?
Speaker one: If you're interested in design you can go into design engineering, if you’re interested in programing you can do that as well.
Speaker two: If you like learning and you like challenging yourself and like problem solving.
Speaker three: With the skills that you learn you have a chance to build a better world.
Speaker four: Give it a go and challenge yourself.
[Screen title] What are the misconceptions about engineering?
Speaker two: I'd say some of the misconceptions about engineering are that it's a male-dominated environment and that you're always out on site in your site gear.
Speaker one: There are opportunities to work in the field, but you can also do a lot of work behind the scenes working on different systems.
Speaker three: It's just for nerdy people without social skills so communication and collaboration skills are a must.
Speaker four: It doesn't matter what gender you are it's for people who like solving problems and are creative.
[Screen title] What’s been a career highlight?
Speaker two: Having the opportunity of work overseas.
Speaker three: Flying business class to Paris for a
conference and to visit some suppliers.
Speaker four: Moving to Germany and working on the Airbus A350.
Speaker one: Getting to do some capacity testing at the MCG. I was able to actually go behind the scenes and have a look at all the secret entrances and things around there which was really cool.
[Screen title] What did you enjoy about your time at RMIT?
Speaker four: The city campus at RMIT. Its energy and activities.
Speaker one: The people that I was studying with.
Speaker three: The RMIT International Industry Experience Program.
Speaker two: I had the opportunity to go over to the RMIT Vietnam campus and present my results of a six-month study that I undertook with a whole range of other students from a few different programs.
[Screen title] What do you love about your field of engineering?
Speaker four: The variety.
Speaker two: I get to work on a whole range of different projects.
Speaker one: The opportunity to work on new technologies.
Speaker three: The sense of endless possibilities.
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